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    Angry Can't find driver, now what?


    !!Problem!!
    i can't find the correct networkcard driver, now what am i supposed to do?
    i think im going nuts, but ain't i nuts for thinking that?
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    hi degar!
    open your pc case, take the NIC out and look for the big chips. post the inscriptions.
    and post the output of "cat /proc/pci" (is your NIC pci?)
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    what the hell do u mean?
    i think im going nuts, but ain't i nuts for thinking that?
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    what did you not understand?
    opening your pc case should not be a problem. if you never did before, do it now. itīs about time
    what "PCI" says should be no problem either.

    "NIC" says "Network Interface Card" - was it this? I actually want to know what the biggest ICs say on their top. eg something like:
    "ALPHA 21C210 - SNR 312312123123/123"
    or:
    "REALTEK 8139a - (C) 1995 blacompany - Made in Taiwan/Hongkong/Malaysia"
    (do you remember these names from configuration? yes, linux has drivers for specific chipsets, not for specific cards )

    the "cat /proc/pci" needs to be typed in a shell. (aka Console, Text-Terminal, XTerm, ...)

    the files and folders below "/proc/" are no real files but contain system information. like a text file with a list of all PCI cards in the system and their configuration (/proc/pci). there you can sometimes read the chipset - and then you have the driver
    Last edited by M.Hirsch; June 4th, 2002 at 01:41 PM.

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